The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, Portland

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Admire The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, a sanctuary spanning several floors with a rock cave carved into the base of a cliff. A life-sized replica of Michelangelo's Pi├Ęta sits as a centerpiece in the cave's shrine. Set amidst 25 ha (62 ac) of botanical gardens, the tranquility of the 34 m (110 ft) grotto serves as a place for reflection away from downtown Portland. Visit the large meditation hall that occupies the main chamber, and enjoy impressive views from the cliff top overlooking the Columbia River Valley. Wander through well-groomed parks home to several chapels and statues. You can also explore hundreds of trails through nearby forests. Put The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother into our Portland holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Portland.
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  • This is an exceptional place to visit! Growing up in Portland it was and is a must see. My husband was raised as a catholic. Our two kids were brought here monthly by their grandma. I especially enjoy...  more »
  • We visited in December mainly to see the Christmas lights. It was raining lightly, so we wore warm coats with hoodie and boots. This is a walking self tour. You have to pay a modest amount. Mostly out...  more »
  • What a beautiful place. I am not catholic, nor religious, but I can appreciate the serenity and the nice walk. Came here early morning, pretty much nobody was around. I imagine they get busy for event...  more »